Afforadble Double Glazing
If you need glass in your home, Allan Low Glazing can help. We specialise in double glazing installation as well as manufacturing and installing glass balustrades. We also offer a range of specialist glass and glazing solutions from bespoke mirrors to toughened glass splashbacks to stunning frameless showers. When you use us, you will get workmanship that is second to none. In addition, you will get excellent customer service and a competitive price. There are several ways to achieve glass glazing whatever your home or business needs may be. Newer homes can have double glazed windows installed from the beginning as to create an energy efficient insulation for your new home. In older homes a retrofit double glazing service can replace single pane windows which are not as energy efficient. Older homes can be so beautiful and full of character and charm.
Glass Splashbacks in NZ
Your kitchen is the families favorite place in the home. It more than just a place to cook and store food. The kitchen is a center of any family occasion. It’s where memories are made over delicious meals. Weather it be christmas cookies with grandkids or thanksgiving dinner cooking with all the aunts and cousins. Kitchen splashback used to be an afterthought in a kitchen. They usually were just a white tile or wall between the cabinets and the countertops with no real pazzaz or character. But current trends have allowed for glass splashbacks to create so much character in the kitchen that they are now seen as feature pieces in the kitchen. There are so many shapes, colors, designs and materials that the kitchen splashback can be made out of. Kitchen splashbacks give you the versatility to make your itchen a one of a kind space.
Get Service Glass Balustrades
Allan Low Glass knows that glass balustrades can maximize your property’s potential and are increasingly specified by architects, builders and designers for both interior and exterior use in commercial and residential properties. The innovative use of glass can revitalize hallways and entrance halls, opening up interiors and adding value and style whilst the addition of glass balustrades to the exterior of a property gives a contemporary finish without obscuring either the building itself or the views from its windows.
Glass is frequently an integral part of the design in a new build projects but works equally well when refurbishing heritage buildings, adding contemporary style and modern functionality without detracting from the original architecture. But glass is a complex product and when specified for something as integral as a balustrade it is important to get expert advice from experienced technicians and surveyors. An all encompassing bespoke glass service ensures that you match the type of glass used to the function and design criteria you wish to fulfill.
The correct fixings are critical for success and there are several types to consider depending on the location of the glass and the look and finish that is required. Consider whether you want the finished result to be wholly frameless with no visible fixings or if it’s designed for a high traffic area such a school, shopping mall or commercial building or whether you need a handrail, curved glass or a glass balustrade on your staircase. Typically you might want to consider one of the following fixing systems before further exploring your design brief whereby the glass panels are securely fixed using specially designed balustrade bolts. These are specified in accordance with the glass size and weight and provide a frameless balustrade system.
Now using glass balustrades is posts with glass in fills, to result in a robust framed balcony system. Channel Systems: a frameless balcony system whereby the glass panels are set into a bespoke metal channel. Several channel options are available, including floor mounted channels and side fixed channels. Now whereby the glass balustrades are set into a floor channel and set with a hard resin, creating a concealed, seamless finish with no visible frame. This is whereby glass panels are clamped between mild steel plates and clad in timber or metal to provide a concealed system. Wholly bespoke, the clamping system uses mild steel plates which are bolted directly to the side of the staircase stringer or void edge and then clad in timber or metal to create a concealed frameless glass balustrade fitting.
Most if not all glass balustrades projects are very individual and with so many fixing systems and bespoke options available it’s well worth consulting a glass specialist for advice as to which method will work best for your project. An experienced glass professional will be able to advise you as to the best method and result for your project, offer technical advice and ensure that the finished designs meet building regulations. Glass has a certain kind of class and elegance that other types don’t.
They are most commonly used for the interior of the house. Even though they have their own kind of charm, they don’t come with the benefits of the glass ones. The first thing to note is that glass cannot be corroded. For instance if the balustrade is for the balcony, there is no chance that it would get damaged by rain even with a balustrade on your balcony, you can still enjoy the sights below. People can get them in all sorts of colors. A frameless glass balustrade provides the needed protection and still looks good.
The glass balustrades have been traditionally crafted of metal or wood. However, modern design and architecture are increasingly shifting to the use of frameless glass balustrades because of its ability to provide a whole new look to any home. A frameless glass balustrade can blend in with practically any kind of decor and style that you’ve already incorporated to your home. By simply adding this new feature you can significantly increase the value of your home. From both aesthetic and financial perspectives, it’s certainly a worthy investment to consider. Moreover, frameless glass balustrades can be easily installed to any structure whether it’s your house, flat, condo, vacation home, or office. Glass balustrades have the ability to make a space appear a lot bigger than it actually is.
They also allow light to come in while giving you a panoramic view of your surrounding without having to venture outside your home. If you live in a house with a view of the ocean or a breathtaking landscape, then frameless glass balustrades offer the luxury of getting to enjoy those views more often. Glass balustrades will also look great in the dining room and in the bedroom. Frameless glass balustrades are available in a wide variety of styles and colors, so you can experiment a bit and eventually come up with exactly the look you desire. You can also opt for a unique design by altering the tint of the glass to a distinct or striking color. With a wide collection of colored glass, you can even order glass with pearl or metallic shimmer.
Such feature is ideal for staircases and in your porch or patio. You can also create a balance between your backyard and your home if you install a frameless glass balustrade in an upstairs master bedroom and around the pool area. Another benefit of having frameless glass balustrades in your home is that they do not require regular maintenance and this particular feature is precisely the reason why they are ideal for outdoor as well as for indoor use. If you have children who love to play around, the glass does tend to get smudged so once in a while you can clean them with the use of any one of the window cleaning detergents. So, if you are looking for best quality glass balustrades then contact Allan Low Glass.